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by LadyCentauria
Fri 20 Nov, 2015 12:46 am
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Thursday 19th November 2015
Replies: 161
Views: 13689

Re: Thursday 19th November 2015

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CULv2--WwAEZAVC.jpg:large Mike Smithson ‏@MSmithsonPB 4h4 hours ago Corbyn has the best satisfaction ratings of any leader in today’s Ipsos poll. Farron ahead of Cameron http://www2.politicalbetting.com/index.php/archives/2015/11/19/corbyn-has-the-best-satisfaction-ratin...
by LadyCentauria
Fri 20 Nov, 2015 12:18 am
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Thursday 19th November 2015
Replies: 161
Views: 13689

Re: Thursday 19th November 2015

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-0SI0QZJN_Xg/Vk31_8aKxaI/AAAAAAAAo5Q/r-YEDoIGkH8/s320/JHB2.png http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-gEhajbJWbIM/Vk31_tCzWBI/AAAAAAAAo5M/cYE9r8Er4Oo/s320/JHB3.png But they weren't just operating without any connection to the Tory party were they ? Someone must have been accountable for...
by LadyCentauria
Thu 19 Nov, 2015 3:22 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Thursday 19th November 2015
Replies: 161
Views: 13689

Re: Thursday 19th November 2015

Kevin Maguire ‏@Kevin_Maguire 1h1 hour ago Labour's counter revolutionaries would sacrifice Sadiq Khan to topple Corbyn. Me in @NewStatesman http://www.newstatesman.com/culture/observations/2015/11/commons-confidential-cruel-intentions" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; … ... ...
by LadyCentauria
Thu 19 Nov, 2015 1:56 am
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Wednesday 18th November 2015
Replies: 181
Views: 15648

Re: Wednesday 18th November 2015

Meanwhile, in a universe pretty close to ours - oh, hold on, it is ours - this happens: Prime Minister David Cameron and senior ministers are to get their own plane for official trips. An RAF Voyager A330 air-to-air refuelling aircraft will be refitted at a cost of about £10m. http://www.bbc.co.uk/n...
by LadyCentauria
Thu 19 Nov, 2015 1:41 am
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Wednesday 18th November 2015
Replies: 181
Views: 15648

Re: Wednesday 18th November 2015

HindleA wrote:Excuse stupid posts.Goodnight.
@HindleA's conversation with @HindleA, earlier, amused me. Thanks. Cool guys, cool names ;)
by LadyCentauria
Wed 18 Nov, 2015 3:44 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Wednesday 18th November 2015
Replies: 181
Views: 15648

Re: Wednesday 18th November 2015

. . . So two lemon drizzles are for them, but I have chocolate cake, pork pies and sausage rolls made with my own flaky pastry. Oh and there are a few cheesy bites made from a small bit of left over flaky pastry and vintage cheddar. Those were an experiment and are fantastic. What would you like? P...
by LadyCentauria
Wed 18 Nov, 2015 2:25 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Wednesday 18th November 2015
Replies: 181
Views: 15648

Re: Wednesday 18th November 2015

BBC up to more dirty tricks http://www.exaronews.com/articles/5706/jimmy-savile-bbc-restricts-smith-review-s-terms-of-reference The article says that the terms of reference were changed last year, with the agreement of Smith (leader of the review) and that statements were put out by the review and ...
by LadyCentauria
Wed 18 Nov, 2015 1:34 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Wednesday 18th November 2015
Replies: 181
Views: 15648

Re: Wednesday 18th November 2015

. . . Has Ken Livingstone apologised, then? . . . No, his position remains the same as it was that when Jones apologises to him he will apologise in return. He is also reported to saying that he was brought up in south London, where, if someone insults you, you insult them back. He says he had no i...
by LadyCentauria
Wed 18 Nov, 2015 12:24 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Wednesday 18th November 2015
Replies: 181
Views: 15648

Re: Wednesday 18th November 2015

PorFavor wrote: I've got the builders in. They cleared up the cat sick (the builders come very early and let themselves in so I hadn't discovered the mess or I'd have done it myself) and made me a cup of tea. Shall I send them round?
Please could you put me on the waiting list for your builders, PF?
by LadyCentauria
Wed 18 Nov, 2015 12:13 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Wednesday 18th November 2015
Replies: 181
Views: 15648

Re: Wednesday 18th November 2015

"Does he want me to go on longer so that the Chancellor can explain the answer to him?" JC just now in PMQs...
by LadyCentauria
Wed 18 Nov, 2015 1:17 am
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Tuesday 17th November 2015
Replies: 132
Views: 11510

Re: Tuesday 17th November 2015

Interesting link via LibDemVoice to a free article in the latest issue of the Liberator magazine ... former Devon North MP Nick Harvey exposes how Liberal Democrat polling during the general election showed the party losing almost every seat and that its messages were unpopular, yet those in charge...
by LadyCentauria
Wed 18 Nov, 2015 1:01 am
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Tuesday 17th November 2015
Replies: 132
Views: 11510

Re: Tuesday 17th November 2015

Missed this,sorry if mentioned before:- http://dpac.uk.net/2015/11/its-ok-if-you-call-it-research-is-the-dwp-carrying-out-an-unethical-social-experiment/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; IT’S OK IF YOU CALL IT RESEARCH: IS THE DWP CARRYING OUT AN UNETHICAL SOCIAL EXPERIMENT ...
by LadyCentauria
Tue 17 Nov, 2015 1:28 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Tuesday 17th November 2015
Replies: 132
Views: 11510

Re: Tuesday 17th November 2015

Now is not the time to start flouncing out of the LP. The fact is, most of those who mouth off to the MSM are cowardly inadequates who will never actually *do* anything. The rest of the party has to hold them to account, and Corbyn needs to learn how to dodge obvious traps like yesterday's (if he h...
by LadyCentauria
Tue 17 Nov, 2015 12:13 am
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Monday 16th November 2015
Replies: 106
Views: 10282

Re: Monday 16th November 2015

That's the understatement of the year :) SNP estimate $110+; today's price $43.61. Stop gloating at redundancies in Aberdeen. Merely stating a fact - not gloating at all (nor would I ever do so). But since you mention it, oil job losses are insignificant compared to local authority losses brought a...
by LadyCentauria
Mon 16 Nov, 2015 9:26 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Monday 16th November 2015
Replies: 106
Views: 10282

Re: Monday 16th November 2015

@ rr2 : The US Intelligence Services send undercover people into online games for this very reason - I'm sure that ours do the same thing. Interesting discussion on cyber-security on last week's episode of Triangulation. Video or audio available here: https://twit.tv/shows/triangulation/episodes/224...
by LadyCentauria
Mon 16 Nov, 2015 8:22 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Monday 16th November 2015
Replies: 106
Views: 10282

Re: Monday 16th November 2015

Oh God. I have to stay away from Facebook for a bit. I only use it for immediate family, but unfortunately that means some of Mr Ohso's relations in the States including our daughter and her husband. I am sickened by what most of them are saying over there and I've probably been unfollowed by most ...
by LadyCentauria
Mon 16 Nov, 2015 7:56 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Monday 16th November 2015
Replies: 106
Views: 10282

Re: Monday 16th November 2015

Oh, Ephe , I wish you weren't going through all that :( How about Ratatouille with noodles, for a change? I sometimes add pearled-barley, -spelt, or buckwheat instead. And Mami swore that eating globe artichoke three times a week, as a starter, was essential 'so the meat doesn't turn to stones.' Get...
by LadyCentauria
Mon 16 Nov, 2015 4:33 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Monday 16th November 2015
Replies: 106
Views: 10282

Re: Monday 16th November 2015

''Cabinet ministers will be asked today to take the axe to six-figure payoffs and pensions in a move that could save the taxpayer billions of pounds. Sick pay could also be slashed '' If they do, inhuman Tories showing their true colours again. Will it apply to MPs ? Wasn't there a Tory who told th...
by LadyCentauria
Mon 16 Nov, 2015 1:50 am
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th November 2015
Replies: 167
Views: 14776

Re: Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th November 2015

Mentioned tangles, earlier. Here's Rowson on The World After the Paris Attacks: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/picture/2015/nov/15/martin-rowson-on-the-world-after-the-paris-attacks-cartoon @ Temulkar : I agree with you. Let's not give Daesh their war of civilisations. Let's find a more in...
by LadyCentauria
Sun 15 Nov, 2015 6:27 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th November 2015
Replies: 167
Views: 14776

Re: Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th November 2015

Blowing a gale here. Not sure if we've had this: Labour leaders join Michael Meachers family...... http://www.itv.com/news/granada/2015-11-13/labour-leaders-join-michael-meachers-family-for-the-oldham-mps-funeral-service/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Thank you. Michael M...
by LadyCentauria
Sat 14 Nov, 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th November 2015
Replies: 167
Views: 14776

Re: Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th November 2015

seeingclearly wrote:Very sad to hear about Nick Alexander who was with the band at Bataclan venue as one of their crew.
Terribly sad :(
by LadyCentauria
Sat 14 Nov, 2015 5:39 am
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th November 2015
Replies: 167
Views: 14776

Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th November 2015

Greetings on a sad day with at least 120 dead and 200 injured. What else to say but Paris, je t'aime. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Back on home soil, we have this: Eurosceptic Tory MPs are prepared to support giving ...
by LadyCentauria
Sat 14 Nov, 2015 4:58 am
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Friday 13th November 2015
Replies: 132
Views: 12371

Re: Friday 13th November 2015

What has he said, @SC?
by LadyCentauria
Sat 14 Nov, 2015 3:07 am
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Friday 13th November 2015
Replies: 132
Views: 12371

Re: Friday 13th November 2015

Le Parisien reporting 148 dead and 55 in critical condition, plus 77 injured, across 6 venues in Paris - those being: Bataclan, Rue Charon, Rue Bichal, Avenue de la Republique, Stade de France, and Rue Beaumarchais. [iurl]http://www.leparisien.fr/faits-divers/attentats-paris-fusillades-explosions-et...
by LadyCentauria
Sat 14 Nov, 2015 2:37 am
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Friday 13th November 2015
Replies: 132
Views: 12371

Re: Friday 13th November 2015

Reports that up to five of the gunmen have been killed - four of them in the Bataclan. Elsewhere, the spire on the top of One, World Trade Centre, has been lit up in blue, white, and red, to show solidarity with the people of France: http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/live-experience/cps/704/amz/vivo/live/imag...
by LadyCentauria
Sat 14 Nov, 2015 1:47 am
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Friday 13th November 2015
Replies: 132
Views: 12371

Re: Friday 13th November 2015

Huw Irranca-DaviesVerified account ‏@IrrancaDaviesMP Big big thanks to residents of Ogmore Vale & Wyndham. By-election result: Ukip 32, Labour 365 (48.8%), Ind 203, Plaid Cymru 101, Tory 47 That was a Labour gain, previously won by an Independent. Very glad to hear there's some good news around...
by LadyCentauria
Sat 14 Nov, 2015 1:18 am
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Friday 13th November 2015
Replies: 132
Views: 12371

Re: Friday 13th November 2015

Truly terrible, the people are said to be mostly quite young, and the toll has just risen so high. It has hit me quite hard as my brother is just completing a tour in europe with a US band, had a some very anxious minutes heart in mouth after I first heard and there were few details. He is safe and...
by LadyCentauria
Sat 14 Nov, 2015 12:45 am
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Friday 13th November 2015
Replies: 132
Views: 12371

Re: Friday 13th November 2015

The British foreign secretary, Philip Hammond, has privately assured Ireland’s government that the hundreds of thousands of its nationals living in Britain would not be affected by any new conditions that may be introduced by the UK to restrict EU migrants’ access to the welfare system. Hammond dis...
by LadyCentauria
Sat 14 Nov, 2015 12:26 am
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Friday 13th November 2015
Replies: 132
Views: 12371

Re: Friday 13th November 2015

France 24 reporting a hundred dead at Bataclan (Paris) - this just gets worse :(
Edit: spillunge collection...
by LadyCentauria
Fri 13 Nov, 2015 11:17 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Friday 13th November 2015
Replies: 132
Views: 12371

Re: Friday 13th November 2015

Morning. More news that reflects the reality of Tory rule. More than 46,000 older people seen their "meals on wheels" axed in the last three years, according to an analysis of official data. ''The study by the Malnutrition Task Force found that the number of people receiving the meals in ...
by LadyCentauria
Fri 13 Nov, 2015 3:02 am
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Thursday 12th November 2015
Replies: 140
Views: 10082

Re: Thursday 12th November 2015

It's the other one, LC; Serco. Both were involved till last year when G4S lost the contract. I dont get out much now, but till recently my heart used to shrivel on seeing G4S security in my local supermarkets. And at a local very low key demo, no vocal stuff, just placards and a small group of peop...
by LadyCentauria
Fri 13 Nov, 2015 2:44 am
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Thursday 12th November 2015
Replies: 140
Views: 10082

Re: Thursday 12th November 2015

Kids Company try and back up the claims of 15,933 clients. http://www.parliament.uk/documents/commons-committees/PACAC/09LGAPP3HIGHcLIENTSBOROUGHTOTALSWITHCONTACTS.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; There are 7,000 from 3 boroughs- Lambeth, Southwark and Wandsworth. 2,000 ...
by LadyCentauria
Fri 13 Nov, 2015 1:58 am
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Thursday 12th November 2015
Replies: 140
Views: 10082

Re: Thursday 12th November 2015

The Environment Agency no longer prosecutes even some of the most extreme pollution events. One inspector said it was the worst pollution she had seen in 17 years. But the agency dithered for a year before striking a private agreement with the farmer, allowing him to avoid possible prosecution, cri...
by LadyCentauria
Fri 13 Nov, 2015 1:49 am
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Thursday 12th November 2015
Replies: 140
Views: 10082

Re: Thursday 12th November 2015

Not just the charities, I guess I was thinking of those security type companies too, am I right in thinking one was involved in an Olympics fiasco, people under bridges and in dreadful accomodation for no pay etc., never brought to any accountability, and today involved in offshoring antipodean und...
by LadyCentauria
Thu 12 Nov, 2015 12:15 am
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Wenesday 11th November 2015
Replies: 93
Views: 7522

Re: Wenesday 11th November 2015

Oh, and people are hanging onto their phones to find out whether or not they will be required to work. That has a certain resonance too. 744, 000 on zero hours contracts working an average of 25 hours a a week, am presuming many of them on minimum wage which would give them well under 50% of averag...
by LadyCentauria
Wed 11 Nov, 2015 7:40 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Wenesday 11th November 2015
Replies: 93
Views: 7522

Re: Wenesday 11th November 2015

From that 'article': It took a lot of time and money to get tax credits working. It's a pretty efficient way of tackling child poverty. Why does it need to be abolished? To save Osborne face because he wanted the money to fund tax cuts for the better off and got caught red handed? This is the most ...
by LadyCentauria
Wed 11 Nov, 2015 5:59 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Wenesday 11th November 2015
Replies: 93
Views: 7522

Re: Wenesday 11th November 2015

Oh, and people are hanging onto their phones to find out whether or not they will be required to work. That has a certain resonance too. 744, 000 on zero hours contracts working an average of 25 hours a a week, am presuming many of them on minimum wage which would give them well under 50% of averag...
by LadyCentauria
Wed 11 Nov, 2015 2:39 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Wenesday 11th November 2015
Replies: 93
Views: 7522

Re: Wenesday 11th November 2015

Hurrah ! Iain has saved us ! Why am i not surprised Osborne two legs bad etc . Significant victory for Duncan Smith http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3313066/Tory-MPs-urge-year-s-delay-Osborne-s-tax-credits-changes.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; From that 'artic...
by LadyCentauria
Wed 11 Nov, 2015 12:48 am
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Tuesday 10th November 2015
Replies: 154
Views: 12559

Re: Tuesday 10th November 2015

Amber Rudd has admitted the UK does not have the right policies in place to meet its EU target of sourcing 15% of energy from renewable sources by 2020, and challenged transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin to help make up the shortfall. ...making up the shortfall by increasing the amount of renewa...
by LadyCentauria
Wed 11 Nov, 2015 12:11 am
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Tuesday 10th November 2015
Replies: 154
Views: 12559

Re: Tuesday 10th November 2015

RogerOThornhill wrote:Thinking about it, I wonder if I ought to do a piece on the revolving door between PX/NSN/DfE/No 10 etc.
Yes. Please. It would be likely to prove instructional.
by LadyCentauria
Mon 09 Nov, 2015 10:55 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Monday 9th November 2015
Replies: 155
Views: 15131

Re: Monday 9th November 2015

Leaked letter: UK climate minister Amber Rudd admits UK won’t meet 2020 renewables target http://energydesk.greenpeace.org/2015/11/09/2020-renewables-target/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; But but but we were so far ahead of being on track that phasing out subsidies for so...
by LadyCentauria
Mon 09 Nov, 2015 10:45 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Monday 9th November 2015
Replies: 155
Views: 15131

Re: Monday 9th November 2015

Police forces consider company part-owned by Theresa May’s husband to handle 999 calls http://voxpoliticalonline.com/2015/11/08/police-forces-consider-company-part-owned-by-theresa-mays-husband-to-handle-999-calls/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Well I never. Fancy that. A...
by LadyCentauria
Mon 09 Nov, 2015 7:12 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Monday 9th November 2015
Replies: 155
Views: 15131

Re: Monday 9th November 2015

If anyone's interested, Edward Lucas (author of Cyberphobia) has just started a live 45/50min interview on https://www.twit.tv/live for the Triangulation podcast.
by LadyCentauria
Mon 09 Nov, 2015 5:21 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Monday 9th November 2015
Replies: 155
Views: 15131

Re: Monday 9th November 2015

Just remembered that, in his CBI speech, Cameron said summat along the lines of, "...by which time we'll have seen about 9 or 10 years of consecutive growth." (with me thinking, of course, there could have been 12 or 13 had they not stalled the growth we already had with their first budget...
by LadyCentauria
Mon 09 Nov, 2015 4:36 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Monday 9th November 2015
Replies: 155
Views: 15131

Re: Monday 9th November 2015

seeingclearly wrote:Just to say, Thank you, UD for your posts yesterday, you have been missed.
Strongly seconded :D
by LadyCentauria
Mon 09 Nov, 2015 3:03 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Monday 9th November 2015
Replies: 155
Views: 15131

Re: Monday 9th November 2015

Listened to some Radio 4 discussion about the European Union and our relationship with it yesterday ... the point was made that behind the 'negotiation' demand that the EU recognises it will have more than one currency operating in it is Osborne and the City's determination to hang on to their role...
by LadyCentauria
Mon 09 Nov, 2015 2:08 pm
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Monday 9th November 2015
Replies: 155
Views: 15131

Re: Monday 9th November 2015

Well, Por Favor, I can only dream of spitting in my beer (recovering alkie) but you can do it for me while we play Bingo. We will have to do this on our (in my case, at least) taxpayer-funded Samsung Galaxy wotever smartfones whilst watching Jeremy Kyle on our 54" plasma TVs. If you get the pa...
by LadyCentauria
Mon 09 Nov, 2015 11:50 am
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Monday 9th November 2015
Replies: 155
Views: 15131

Re: Monday 9th November 2015

Nice piece in the HuffPost regarding a Spurs fan approaching Corbyn while he was waiting outside the Arsenal stadium. "I'm a Spurs fan Mr Corbyn," the man said, shaking Corbyn's hand sincerely, and adding, "You've got to be our Prime Minister." He then leaned in further and said...
by LadyCentauria
Mon 09 Nov, 2015 10:50 am
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Monday 9th November 2015
Replies: 155
Views: 15131

Re: Monday 9th November 2015

A stand needs to be made at some point, methinks. Even the likes of "Ed's dad hated Britain" can be spun as legitimate opinion, not a fib. The claim this morning is simply false - AS ACTUAL FOOTAGE OF THE EVENT PROVES! If not now, when? Labour does need to tackle this, because it is defam...
by LadyCentauria
Mon 09 Nov, 2015 10:46 am
Forum: The Daily Politics
Topic: Monday 9th November 2015
Replies: 155
Views: 15131

Re: Monday 9th November 2015

So far, Aung San Suu Kyi's NDL Party has won 15 out of the 16 seats declared... (Live blog)
http://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2 ... at-victory